Introduction to Industrial Organization

Author: Luis M. B. Cabral

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262338947

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 440

View: 4378

The study of industrial organization (IO) -- the analysis of the way firms compete with one another -- has become a key component of economics and of such related disciplines as finance, strategy, and marketing. This book provides an issue-driven introduction to industrial organization. Although formal in its approach, it is written in a way that requires only basic mathematical training. It includes a vast array of examples, from both within and outside the United States. This second edition has been thoroughly updated and revised. In addition to updated examples, this edition presents a more systematic treatment of public policy implications. It features added advanced sections, with analytical treatment of ideas previously presented verbally; and exercises, which allow for a deeper and more formal understanding of each topic. The new edition also includes an introduction to such empirical methods as demand estimation and equilibrium identification. Supplemental material is available online.

The Book Thief

Author: Markus Zusak

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385754728

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 552

View: 5502

Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

The Laws of Simplicity

Author: John Antonelli

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262260956

Category: Design

Page: 117

View: 5008

Finally, we are learning that simplicity equals sanity. We're rebelling against technology that's too complicated, DVD players with too many menus, and software accompanied by 75-megabyte "read me" manuals. The iPod's clean gadgetry has made simplicity hip. But sometimes we find ourselves caught up in the simplicity paradox: we want something that's simple and easy to use, but also does all the complex things we might ever want it to do. In The Laws of Simplicity, John Maeda offers ten laws for balancing simplicity and complexity in business, technology, and design -- guidelines for needing less and actually getting more.Maeda -- a professor in MIT's Media Lab and a world-renowned graphic designer -- explores the question of how we can redefine the notion of "improved" so that it doesn't always mean something more, something added on.Maeda's first law of simplicity is "Reduce." It's not necessarily beneficial to add technology features just because we can. And the features that we do have must be organized (Law 2) in a sensible hierarchy so users aren't distracted by features and functions they don't need. But simplicity is not less just for the sake of less. Skip ahead to Law 9: "Failure: Accept the fact that some things can never be made simple." Maeda's concise guide to simplicity in the digital age shows us how this idea can be a cornerstone of organizations and their products -- how it can drive both business and technology. We can learn to simplify without sacrificing comfort and meaning, and we can achieve the balance described in Law 10. This law, which Maeda calls "The One," tells us: "Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious, and adding the meaningful."

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Dentistry

Author: David A. Mitchell,Laura Mitchell

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019166944X

Category: Medical

Page: 816

View: 2910

After more than twenty years of recognition as the indispensable guide for all dental students and practitioners, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Dentistry has been fully revised and updated for its new sixth edition, now better than ever! The authors have distilled the essentials of clinical practice into a readily accessible style. Concise and practically focused, the handbook balances a pragmatic approach alongside evidence-based clinical knowledge, guidelines and protocols. This handbook is in full colour, with even more images and diagrams to aid understanding. It has been fully updated with sources and further reading, including the most up-to-date e-learning and web resources. The handbook includes revised chapters on fast-moving areas of dental practice such as therapeutics and anaesthesia, as well as updates on the aetiology and management of cancer, reflecting recent discoveries. New material also includes the impact of bisphosphonates, and new approaches to the management of Class III malocclusions in the growing child. Sections on the differences in healthcare and legal requirements of the UK devolved countries have been added, and all life support protocols have been updated. This concise and practical distillation of the essential knowledge and skills for dental practice has been highly regarded by dental students and practitioners for over twenty years. Now it is more vital than ever for you to ensure the most up-to-date edition is always close to hand!

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 052543285X

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 998

Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.

Statistical methods for rates and proportions

Author: Joseph L. Fleiss

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: 223

View: 8880

Includes a new chapter on logistic regression. Discusses the design and analysis of random trials. Explores the latest applications of sample size tables. Contains a new section on binomial distribution.

Mastering the Core Teachings of the Buddha

An Unusually Hardcore Dharma Book

Author: Daniel Ingram

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1911597183

Category: Religion

Page: 800

View: 4200

The very idea that Buddhist teachings can be mastered will arouse controversy within Buddhist circles. Even so, Daniel Ingram insists that enlightenment is an attainable goal, once our fanciful notions of it are stripped away, and we have learned to use meditation as a method for examining reality rather than an opportunity to wallow in self-absorbed mind-noise. This book sets out concisely the difference between concentration-based and insight meditation. This is a revised and much expanded edition.

The Invisalign System

Author: Orhan C. Tuncay

Publisher: Quintessence Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781850971276

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 8714

Unlike conventional fixed orthodentic treatment approaches, Invisalign is a system that uses diagnostics data to create a three-dimensional image of the desired course of tooth movement; a series of custom-made, clear plastic aligners are then fabricated and used to achieve the treatment goal. This book explains the technique.

PISA Take the Test Sample Questions from OECD's PISA Assessments

Sample Questions from OECD's PISA Assessments

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264050817

Category:

Page: 318

View: 6961

This book presents all the publicly available questions from the PISA surveys. Some of these questions were used in the PISA 2000, 2003 and 2006 surveys and others were used in developing and trying out the assessment.

Progress in Mathematics

Author: Catherine D. LeTourneau,William H. Sadlier Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780821582107

Category: Mathematics

Page: 430

View: 6388

People's Banks

A Record of Social and Economic Success

Author: Henry William Wolff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agricultural cooperative credit associations

Page: 261

View: 8316

College Physics

Author: Raymond A. Serway,Chris Vuille

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305965523

Category: Education

Page: 512

View: 9628

Volume 2 of COLLEGE PHYSICS, Eleventh Edition, is comprised of chapters 15-30 of Serway/Vuille’s proven textbook. Designed throughout to help students master physical concepts, improve their problem-solving skills, and enrich their understanding of the world around them, the text's logical presentation of concepts, a consistent strategy for solving problems, and an unparalleled array of worked examples help students develop a true understanding of physics. Volume 2 is enhanced by a streamlined presentation, new problems, Interactive Video Vignettes, new conceptual questions, new techniques, and hundreds of new and revised problems. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

J-Curve Exposure

Managing a Portfolio of Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds

Author: Pierre-Yves Mathonet,Thomas Meyer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470723401

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 476

View: 1907

Building on the success of the author’s previous book Beyond the J Curve:Managing a Portfolio of Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds, this work covers new and additional material and offers advanced guidance on the practical questions faced by institutions when setting up and managing a successful private equity investment programme. Written from the practitioner’s viewpoint, the book offers private equity and venture capital professionals an advanced guide that will make high return targets more realistic and sustainable. Factors that can sometimes cause institutions to shy away from venture capital are the industry’s opaque track record, unclear valuations and risks, perceived lack of transparency as well as the significant entry barriers to overcome before tangible results show. These issues are all addressed in details with practical solutions to the problems. Among other topics J-Curve Exposure includes discussions of: Experiences with the adoption of the International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuation Guidelines to address fair value under IFRS. Approaches for splitting and prioritizing distributions from private equity funds. Techniques for track record analysis and other tools to help limited partners in their due diligence. Approaches to dealing with uncertainty, the relevance of real options, and co-investments and side funds as advanced portfolio management techniques. Questions related to limited partner decision making fallacies and how to manage portfolios of VC funds. Securitization backed by portfolios of investments in private equity funds. Real life case studies illustrate the issues relevant for the practitioner.

Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Essays

Author: Joan Didion

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504045653

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 361

View: 2734

The “dazzling” and essential portrayal of 1960s America from the author of South and West and The Year of Magical Thinking (The New York Times). Capturing the tumultuous landscape of the United States, and in particular California, during a pivotal era of social change, the first work of nonfiction from one of American literature’s most distinctive prose stylists is a modern classic. In twenty razor-sharp essays that redefined the art of journalism, National Book Award–winning author Joan Didion reports on a society gripped by a deep generational divide, from the “misplaced children” dropping acid in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district to Hollywood legend John Wayne filming his first picture after a bout with cancer. She paints indelible portraits of reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes and folk singer Joan Baez, “a personality before she was entirely a person,” and takes readers on eye-opening journeys to Death Valley, Hawaii, and Las Vegas, “the most extreme and allegorical of American settlements.” First published in 1968, Slouching Towards Bethlehem has been heralded by the New York Times Book Review as “a rare display of some of the best prose written today in this country” and named to Time magazine’s list of the one hundred best and most influential nonfiction books. It is the definitive account of a terrifying and transformative decade in American history whose discordant reverberations continue to sound a half-century later.

The $10,000 a Day Dentist

50 Ways to Create a Highly Successful Practice

Author: Dr Bill Williams

Publisher: Llumina Press

ISBN: 9781625505132

Category: Medical

Page: 180

View: 6551

The $10,000 A Day Dentist is a creative look at how Dr. Alex Middleton, the Guide, comes to know and influence the careers of five dentists with his insights and advice."Helping Dentists Finish Well" is the theme of the book, both those starting out fresh from dental school and those nearing the time where they ponder how and when to transition from full time practice to part time and retirement as well as all stages in between. Alex shares 50 real-world ways to build a successful practice. The $10,000 a day dentist is not a figment of the imagination and this book shows how it can be a reality for any dentist. - Introducing Alex the Guide - How to Create the Perfect Day - Conquering the Big Five in Dentistry - Focus on Productivity and Profits - Decide Today - Succeed Tomorrow "Wow...are you up for an out-of-the-box challenge? Just read the prologue, and you will never do dentistry the same again! Who wins? The patient first! Then, the dentist and staff, from this incredible, prophetic plan for not only increased productivity, but increased love for the art form we provide for our patients, utilizing 21st century, amazing dentistry! Dr. Williams shares with authenticity, vulnerability and amazing experience!" -Naomi Rhode, CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, co-founder of SmartPractice "As always, Dr. Bill Williams is the consummate master at finding the cheese - after it's been moved! The always vigilant and fearless crusader at expanding beyond self-imposed thought-paradigm boundaries, Bill has successfully conquered his own limitations along with many real-world Goliaths. And now he shows us, once again, how we can do it, too. I say, hurrah for champions like Dr. Bill Williams who mark the path, blaze the trail, and show us through his accomplished example how we can harden and polish our own metal - just as he has done." -Lee Ostler, DDS, past-president of American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) "Five stars! I've had the honor and privilege to know Dr. Bill Williams as both a mentor and a friend....The $10,000 A Day Dentist is a solid pillar of knowledge that every dentist should read. In his book, Dr. Bill takes the reader on a journey through the eyes of Dr. Alex Middleton, the guide, the mentor, who has already been down the path and now leads others to their dreams and goals. Bill very well-describes what he calls 'The Five Truths' and breaks down what it takes to become a 'Decathlon Dentist.' Bill Williams is a man of faith, integrity and character of the highest regard - as a guide and mentor, I can think of no one better to lead the charge for today's dentist." -Dr. David Phelps, DDS, owner and founder, Freedom Founders Mastermind Community "Dr. Williams gives readers the tools to understand themselves, which is key to being the dentist you always wanted to be and leading a purpose-driven life. Easy to relate to, Dr. Williams teaches readers how to avoid bottlenecks and other obstacles to success. You'll finish the book with a better understanding of yourself, and how to take your future into your own hands." -Tonya Lanthier, RDH, founder of DentalPost.net "Bill has discovered the secrets to having a million-dollar practice....His strategies to build massive influence and to build a high-performance team are golden. Bill breaks down the keys to success in every phase of dentistry, and shows you exactly how to fast-track success, so that you can make a bigger impact and achieve your personal dreams. -Anissa Holmes, DMD, author of Delivering WOW: How Dentists Can Build A Fascinating Brand And Achieve More While Working Less!

Extractive Metallurgy of Rare Earths

Author: Nagaiyar Krishnamurthy,Chiranjib Kumar Gupta

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203413024

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 504

View: 6016

Extractive Metallurgy of Rare Earths compiles information from scattered sources that is often available only to specialists. It provides a complete and usable survey of the rare earth resources, extraction, and production of numerous end products that translates to both laboratory and industrial settings. This book is a source of industry expertise and objectives that integrates a wide spectrum of scientific backgrounds. It presents the latest developments in rare earth extraction, production, and processing technology, design, and procedures in the preparation and purification of rare earths from minerals and ores to useful compounds and alloys.

Phytotherapy in the Management of Diabetes and Hypertension

Author: Mohamed Eddouks

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

ISBN: 168108161X

Category: Medical

Page: 267

View: 1060

Phytotherapy has the potential to give patients long term benefits with less or no side effects. This is the second volume of the series. This volume brings 11 chapters that cover updates on general phytotherapy, traditional Chinese medicine as well as information on anti-diabetic and antihypertensive herbs (including Senna spp., Curcumin, Carum carvi, Premna serratifolia, Eugenia jambolana and more). The monographs presented within this volume give several details necessary for pharmacopoeial data for quality assurance of pharmaceutical products derived from these specific plant sources: botanical features, distribution, identity tests, purity requirements, chemical assays, active or major chemical constituents, clinical applications, pharmacology, contraindications, warnings, precautions, potential adverse reactions, and posology. Hence academic and professional pharmacologists or clinicians will find comprehensive information on a variety of therapeutic agents along with guidelines for applying them in practical phytotherapy of diabetes and hypertension.

The Dental Diet

The Surprising Link between Your Teeth, Real Food, and Life-Changing Natural Health

Author: Steven Lin

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401953182

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 344

View: 6481

Throughout the years, dental health has often been characterized as a reflection of our overall health, where bad oral health results from issues with other parts of our body. But what if we flipped the paradigm? What if we thought about dental health as the foundation for our physical health as a whole? Dr. Steven Lin, an experienced dentist and the world’s first dental nutritionist, has analyzed our ancestral traditions, epigenetics, gut health, and the microbiome in order to develop food-based principles for a literal top-down holistic health approach. Merging dental and nutritional science, Dr. Lin lays out the dietary program that can help ensure you won’t need dental fillings or cholesterol medications —and give you the resources to raise kids who develop naturally straight teeth. With our mouth as the gatekeeper of our gut, keeping our oral microbiome balanced will create a healthy body through a healthy mouth. Dr. Lin arms you with a 40-day meal plan, complete with the Dental Diet food pyramid, exercises for the mouth, recipes, and cooking techniques to help you easily and successfully implement his techniques into your everyday life. The tools to improve overall wellness levels and reverse disease are closer than we think —in our markets, in our pantries, and, most frequently, in our mouths —if not just a well-chosen bite or two away.